Parade of Homes highlights builders’ design inspiration

Alex Peru, Reporter
Alex Peru, Reporter

RIDGEFIELD — In a county that is witnessing rapid growth, new homes are being built seemingly on every corner. The NW Natural Clark County Parade of Homes aims to showcase current home design trends for new homes in the county.

From Sept. 8-24, the 40th annual Parade of Homes will showcase five model homes from three home builders and developers. Guests will be able to tour the homes to see new design trends, as well as get inspiration for their own home projects.

Featured homes are built by Cascade West Development, Generation Homes Northwest and Quail Homes. Each house features unique design cues and style choices intended to showcase the range of options available for homes.

Estimated home prices range from $700,000 to $900,000 with sizes in the 2,500 to 3,500 square foot range.

Cascade West Development will feature three homes at the event, including the Turtledove, the Overbrooke and the Genesis.

  • The Turtledove was designed for a retired couple to settle in. It is a “transitional ranch” design, and features wood and light accents designed to draw visitors in. It features multiple large windows to flood the interior with natural light. The house has two guest suites in addition to the main living amenities, and features a centrally located, climate controlled wine room.
Cascade West Development’s Turtledove was designed to give “snowbird” couples a home in which to settle down. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
Cascade West Development’s Turtledove was designed to give “snowbird” couples a home in which to settle down. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
  • Cascade West’s Overbrooke is designed to be a spacious family home. The Overbrooke takes cues from nature in its stained exposed overhead beams, while giving occupants ample views of the landscape outside of the house. Designed to complement the natural surroundings, the house features a large dining room that can be opened up upon an outdoor extension to increase its size.
The Overbrooke, by Cascade West Development, offers spacious family living with views and access to local nature. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
The Overbrooke, by Cascade West Development, offers spacious family living with views and access to local nature. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
  • Cascade West’s final show house, the Genesis, draws on classic styling cues to provide a multi-generational home. Like the Overbrooke, the Genesis draws on nature with exposed stained beams in its entryway, that mimic the branches of trees in the woods visible from the house. It is designed to create an airy atmosphere, that encourages residents to enjoy the house or take advantage of outdoor activities the facilities also encourage.
Cascade West Development’s Genesis is a multi-generational home that offers duplicate full amenities to accommodate extended family living under one roof. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
Cascade West Development’s Genesis is a multi-generational home that offers duplicate full amenities to accommodate extended family living under one roof. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
  • Generation Homes Northwest’s single entry into the Parade of Homes is the Whitby. It is a 3,287 square foot home that features four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It is laid out around a central courtyard that provides access to the main living spaces. This single level house has a fully equipped guest house as well.
The Whitby was built by Generation Homes Northwest and draws on unique cues to create a modern farmhouse style. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
The Whitby was built by Generation Homes Northwest and draws on unique cues to create a modern farmhouse style. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
  • Quail Homes’ showcase house is called the Empty Nester. The home was designed for those “empty nester” couples whose families have grown up, and therefore derives its name from its intended occupants. A main design goal was to provide a home that improved its occupants’ quality of life. The house therefore has wide hallways and doors, a lack of steps and a prominent use of natural light.
The Empty Nester, by Quail Homes, was designed to improve the quality of life of couples who have raised families and now live on their own. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes
The Empty Nester, by Quail Homes, was designed to improve the quality of life of couples who have raised families and now live on their own. Photo courtesy of NW Natural Parade of Homes

Throughout the two week home show, there will be various events at the venue. On Thu., Sept. 7, the Parade of Homes VIP kick-off event will supply a dinner and entertainment from 5-8 p.m. Tickets must be purchased online beforehand.

On Fri., Sept. 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., there will be a Future Builder Day. This event will feature a Lego building competition to get young people inspired for building and design.

Builders and realtors can view the show for free on Thu., Sept. 14 as part of Builder/Realtor Day. A reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. Guests must RSVP by Sept. 8.

The Parade of Homes will feature Hero Day on Sat., Sept. 16. Medical, police, fire and inactive military members will receive three dollars off admission, and active military members will receive free admission.

Family Day is on Sun., Sept. 17, and features events for the entire family from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Guests will have a chance to meet the interior designers that helped design the Parade homes on Thu., Sept. 21 during Design Day.

Subcontractors and suppliers to the Parade of Homes will receive three dollars off admission when they show business cards at the ticket booth on Fri., Sept. 22 as part of Industry Day.

Tickets cost $10 by pre-ordering online, and $12 at the door. Sept. 13 and 20 offer half price admissions for those that attend. Children 12 and under enter for free.

The five homes are located in The Meadows at Whipple Creek development in Ridgefield, located off of the 179th Street exit on I-5. Attendees are asked that no strollers, high heeled shoes or backpacks be taken into the homes.

For more information on the NW Natural Clark County Parade of Homes or to purchase tickets, visit the Parade of Homes website at clarkcountyparadeofhomes.com.

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About The Author

Alex Peru is a 2017 graduate of Washington State University Vancouver. He has a bachelor’s degree in History and a double minor in Political Science and Business Administration. Peru grew up in Battle Ground, and graduated from CAM Academy in 2013. He worked for The VanCougar, WSU Vancouver’s campus newspaper, for three years, including one year as the editor-in-chief. When not working, Peru enjoys reading books about history, working on cars and enjoying the outdoors in Clark County’s beautiful rivers, lakes and forests.

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